Treat yourself to the ultimate, winter experience across 5 Nordic countries! Spend 12 magical, cosy days touring Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Estonia with 7 overnight stays, 2 overnight cruises and iconic experiences including castles, palaces, statues and villages with a professional English-speaking tour leader. Explore Copenhagen and warm to the festive season at the charming Tivoli Gardens. Float over to Oslo and wander the Spikersuppa Christmas Market, tasting seasonal delicacies along the way. Drive through Sweden and Norway in an air-conditioned coach and stroll through Stockholm’s Old Town. Experience traditional Swedish life and meet farm animals at Skansen’s open-air museum before heading to the Christmas market in Gamla Stan. Sail from Sweden to Finland on a Silja ferry and explore the happiest country in the world, Helsinki – home to the elaborate, traditionally decorated Aleksanterinkatu, the official Christmas street. Visit the famous Rock Church before embarking on a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia, all the while enjoying baking gingerbread and drinking warm cups of delicious spiced wine, Glögi.
We’ll get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy return flights & taxes with a full-service carrier included in the price!
Enjoy a total of 9 nights accommodation during your tour. Your accommodation is sorted as you make your way through Europe!
Feast on a delicious breakfast every day when you pull up a seat for breakfast during your tour. For more information check out the itinerary.
Enjoy two overnight cruises from Copenhagen to Oslo and Stockholm to Helsinki on your Flight Centre Exclusive holiday. On your overnight cruises enjoy a private cabin and daily breakfast on us.
Enjoy an included return ferry trip to Tallinn, Estonia from Helsinki. Not your typical stop on a European bucket list journey but boy is it worth it. The capital of Estonia impresses cruise guests with its mix of medieval houses, modern boutiques and café culture. Venture inside the ancient walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle and a 15th Century apothecary shop.
The last thing you want to do on your holiday is stress about how you’re going to get from A to B in Europe. With us, you won’t have to worry! Enjoy transfers on us this holiday!
Get around in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when touring Europe this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat!
There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered! We’ve included all your sightseeing & entry fees to Tivoli Gardens amusement park and Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen, Skansen Open-Air Museum and Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, Rock Church entry in Helsinki and Viimsi Open Air Museum in entry Tallinn.
Enjoy included locally guided tours in all cities whilst your tour with Flight Centre Exclusives.
Don’t miss out on a thing holiday! Your tour includes English-speaking tour guide(s).
From $4499*pp ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth
Single Supplement available $1035. Based on in a standard room
Balance is due 90 days before departure
21 February 2020
21 March 2020
Day 1: Australia – In transit (in-flight meals)
Fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth to Copenhagen, Denmark today! Fly with Thai, Qatar, KLM, Singapore, British Airways, Emirates or another full-service airline, Subject to availability.
Note: Due to Flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on the day before (Day 0)
Day 2: Copenhagen, Denmark (in-flight Meals)
Welcome to Europe! Upon arrival into the Copenhagen Airport, be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.
Day 3: Copenhagen (B)
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, take a guided tour into the heart of Copenhagen, full of historical buildings and ancient streets. See the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Residences of Amalienborg Palace and Nyhavn Canal with its charming restaurants and picturesque cafes, the Christianborg Castle, the home of Danish Parliament, the Royal Opera House and many more sights.
Day 4: Copenhagen (B & D)
Today, visit the impressive Christianborg Palace. This complex contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State, the Royal Reception room includes the Tower Room and the Oval Throne Room, where foreign ambassadors to Denmark are received by the Queen.
Overnight, sail from Copenhagen to Oslo on a DFDS Seaways ferry. Stay in a Seaview Cabin with en suite and single beds. Dinner is included.
Day 5: Oslo (B)
After breakfast onboard and disembarking, tour Oslo with the experienced local guide. Admire the Royal Palace, National Theatre, Parliament, waterfront Opera House and the medieval Akershus fortress. Enjoy time to wander the peaceful Frogner Park and adjacent Vigeland Park, filled with the sculptural works of Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland. After the guided tour, visit the Spikersuppa Christmas market to try local delicacies and browse traditional handicrafts.
Day 6: Stockholm (approx 520kms) (B)
Relax and soak up incredible views as the comfortable, air-conditioned coach travels through Sweden and into Norway today. Stop in picturesque Karlstad for lunch (not included) and a break, before concluding with check in to the hotel in Stockholm.
Day 7: Stockholm (B)
Today’s tour of Stockholm, often referred to as the Venice of the North, starts in the Fjällgatan neighbourhood. See magnificent views of the Swedish capital, spread out over 14 islands with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. Visit the Old Town with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, the Royal Palace, Cathedral, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize award festivities take place. The tour also visits the recreational island Djurgården, where many fine museums are found.
Later, visit Skansen; the oldest open-air museum in the world and home to Stockholm zoo, with animals native to Scandinavia. It is beautifully located on Royal Djurgården with spectacular views over Stockholm. 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country were disassembled and transported here.
Since 1903 the Christmas market at Skansen has become a holiday tradition. Stroll around the stalls and booth and stock up on traditional Christmas food and handicrafts.
In the evening explore Stockholm on your own. Visit the Christmas market in Gamla Stan, try mulled wine (glögg), gingerbread cookies and pick up some traditional Swedish handicraft.
Day 8: Stockholm – Helsinki (B, D)
After breakfast, visit Drottningholm Palace; Sweden’s best-preserved royal palace. Constructed in the seventeenth century. It remains the permanent residence of the royal family and is a World Heritage Site.
Later be transferred to the ferry terminal for your sailing from Sweden to Finland. The SIlja Line ship has multiple entertainment areas, dining options and bars. Relax in your private A-Class Outside Cabin with en suite and dinner included onboard.
Day 9: Helsinki (B)
Sail into Helsinki this morning and enjoy breakfast onboard. Then, be guided on a tour of this fascinating and stylish city. See the famous Rock Church and Senate Square – surrounded by the Lutheran Cathedral of Helsinki, the Senate, the University and Library of Helsinki. Also visit the Sibelius monument, Olympic stadium, and striking new Opera House.
After the guided tour enjoy free time to explore Aleksanterinkatu, the official Christmas street of Helsinki, where shop windows are lavishly decorated to out-do each other and over 120 Christmas market stalls enliven the heart of the city.
Day 10: Helsinki (B)
Start the day with breakfast before being transferred to the ferry terminal and your day trip to Tallinn Estonia!
On arrival, you’ll be met and guided on a tour of Tallinn’s most significant landmarks. Admire Alexandre Nevski church, Dome Church and the 13-14 century castle and the seat of the Estonian Parliament. There will be time for photos and to take in the views of the medieval town-wall and its towers. Then walk down to the Town Hall Square with the 15th century Town Hall, 15th century pharmacy and the buildings of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads.
Later, visit the Viimsi Open Air Musuem and an authentic coastal village while observing the Tallinn City lights across the bay. Try your hand at baking gingerbread and enjoy them with traditional warm Christmas beverages while learning about Estonian Christmas traditions.
Return by ferry to Helsinki this evening, with dinner provided onboard.
Day 11: Helsinki – Australia (B, in-flight Meals)
Check out of your Helsinki hotel after breakfast this morning and be transferred to the airport for your flight home to Australia.
Day 12: Arrive Home
Various 3.5-4 Star local ratings
PRE TOUR ACCOMMODATION
$475 per night twin-share room only (excludes transfers) in Copenhagen
POST TOUR ACCOMMODATION
$335 per night twin-share room only (excludes transfers) in Helsinki
EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND
$150 per person
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